Yoga Retreat with TERRI & CHLOÉ - Anamaya Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Hotel Teacher Training, Surf Camp and Eco Lodge

Yoga Retreat with TERRI & CHLOÉ

“Chloe & Terri hosted the most magical week at Anamaya. The meditation and yoga classes were beautiful and so thoughtfully put together, the workshops were amazing and insightful. I feel truly so blessed to have been part of it, I had such amazing support from both of them, it was life-changing and it was just what I needed.” – Catarina

Taking time for yourself can boost your creativity, improve your emotional & mental health, and create time for reflection. We’re honored to be given the opportunity to hold that space for you. 

Retreat Details

Our weekly retreats run all year long, so when you book your stay with us the FIRST STEP is to choose the week that works best with your schedule. Every week we have different guest yoga teachers from around the world that come to teach at Anamaya bringing their unique talents and energy. Our retreats run from Saturday to Saturday. 

The price of your retreat starts with your BASE RATE (which includes your accommodations and meals). Excursions, workshops, and other add-ons you choose to customize your week will be added to your final bill at Anamaya. 

Simply fill out the inquiry form to get more information on available accommodations,  pricing, and options specific to your needs.

April 20 – 27, 2024
April 20 – 27, 2024
Terri McDermott


With over 20 years of combined experience, Terri McDermott continues to pursue an active and interdisciplinary career in health and wellness through the teachings and study of holistic care, meditation, and the many pathways of yoga.

Education in Health, Wellness, and Yoga

A Michigan native, Terri received her C.M.A. in Medical Assistance through training provided in Royal Oak, Michigan, and her ERYT 200 through Jenny Lintvedt, Yoga Teacher Trainer in Traverse City, Michigan. Throughout her continued studies and employment in this area, Terri has taken further training with known teachers such as Sean Corn, Joe Barnett, Kathryn Buddig, Dr. James Lawrence, and Mugs McConnell. She earned her RYT 500 through studies with Mugs McConnell, in a 300-hour program over the course of 2019, and in a short time has expanded upon that to obtain her ERYT 500, currently having approximately 7,000 hours of yoga teaching experience.

She is a Professional Member of the Indian Yoga Association as of 2022, after completing 500 hours of studies under the guidance of Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani of ICYER in a 52-week program. Currently, Terri is taking a second-year long course, Deeper Gitananda Studies, under his guidance, as well as, a 3-month online study with Dr. Vasant Lad learning the Secrets of the Pulse.

Personal Training & Wellness Programs

Terri understands the importance of incorporating wellness into all aspects of life and works with her private clients to assist them in creating balance and harmony within themselves. This includes developing mastery of one’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being through various disciplines and healing modalities such as deep stretching, breathing, core work, meditation, reflection, nutrition, stress management, and wellness coaching. She is an Ambassador for Divine Warrior Goddess Trainings and has been successful in facilitating this training for hundreds of women throughout Traverse City, Michigan. She feels there is great work to be done in bringing together women and reminding them of the skills they inherently possess and removing those layers and restrictions society has imposed so there is movement forward with their life’s work. Her work at the Cowell Family Cancer Center increased her passion for working with individuals overcoming illness and fear, driving her further into studies in multiple modalities of healing. Terri’s (Me is divided in Traverse City, Michigan teaching and working privately, as well as, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Passion for Wellness and Community

As a child, the seed for yoga was planted when Terri attended her first yoga classes in a fellow elementary school student’s basement learning yoga from a dedicated mom. That seed took root and continues to grow strong. As she continued on her journey, those roots reached out, took her on a path of spiritual growth, and coaxed within her the need to continue to learn about the intricacies of the human body, our vessel in this life, and the connection of heart, mind, and spirit. She currently serves as a board member for the organization, Yoga Alliance, Arlington, VA and continues to find ways to bring her teachings to her communities, both in Florida and Michigan. An annual retreat “Pura Vida Yoga Retreat” is provided and taught by her in Costa Rica always attempting to immerse larger groups in the concepts of the yogic path including asana, meditation, pranayama, and self-study.

Founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses:

Terri has been practicing yoga throughout her life and teaching yoga since 2012. She is the founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses; whose mission is to teach and allow others to incorporate yoga principles and classical teachings into their daily lives and build daily routines with their students. She teaches multiple types of classes such as Restorative, Yin, Detox, Hot and Gentle yoga, SUP, along with meditation, and leads multiple workshops and facilitates groups of women in her communities fostering a tribe of sorts, who grow and learn together. She specializes in one on one teaching and coaching based on client needs and creating individualized plans for students to include all aspects of wellness.

Chloé Haddad

Guest Teacher Bio:

Chloé Haddad was born in Scotland but raised in Cornwall England. Growing up in the beautiful countryside, by the ocean, Chloe has a love for the outdoors and being close to water. Chloe has over 20 years of experience in health and wellness, from personal to professional. Chloe now resides in Rockford, Michigan where she owns her own gym and yoga studio. Chloe is ISSA certified, PCT certified, and earned her ERYT 200 through studies with Mugs McConnell and Terri McDermott in 2019. Chloe then continued straight into her RYT 500 With Mugs – graduating in 2020. Chloé is ERYT500 and continues to learn  and deepen her knowledge through Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanaini, Terri and her students.

Chloe has had a passion for yoga from a young age diving deeper into her asana practice in her early 30s, which lured her into delving into philosophical studies in her 40s. Chloe opened her own gym in 2011 and added a yoga studio in 2019. In the Spring of  2023 Chloe decided to delve deeper into yoga and closed the fitness part of her gym. Chloe became certified in Reiki and  started massage therapy school June 2023. Chloé has a true passion to help people feel their best by working one on one with clients to help guide them and show them the amazing benefits and effects of gentle stretch yoga, massage therapy, and Reiki to help prevent injuries and strengthen joints through balanced asanas. She also teaches clients the importance of pranayama to help build better lung capacity and how to use pranayama to help calm them if they have anxiety or stress throughout the day.

Chloe has had a passion for yoga from a young age diving deeper into her asana practice in her early 30s, which lured her into delving into philosophical studies in her 40s. Chloe opened her own gym in 2011 and added a yoga studio in 2019. Chloe loves to work with high school athletes teaching them the amazing benefits and effects of gentle stretch yoga to help prevent injuries and strengthen joints through balance asanas. She also teaches them the importance of pranayama to help build better lung capacity and how to use pranayama to help calm them if they have competition day jitters.

Chloe describes her yoga as a mixture of Hatha and yin – Slow moving, deep stretching, grounding and connecting, and incorporating pranayama. Chloe likes to focus mainly on opening up the hips, chest, and shoulders.

Teaching Philosophy

Terri believes, with her entire being, through her years of studies that our BODIES WERE MEANT TO HEAL THEMSELVES!  This can happen through Svadhyaya (self-study), Tapas (discipline), and taking responsibility for one’s own body and health.  As Founder of Svastha Wellness and Peaceful Poses, she is dedicated to teaching others these principles through Asana…one of the key components of this lifestyle derived from the Sanskrit root “Asi” which translates to “state of being”.  Through the physical practice of asana we become strong, resilient, and in union with who we are.  We create our attitude through the reflection of our inner peace that is created when the union between breathe and body arise. Pranayama…another key component of this lifestyle that assists one in the ability to move prana (energy) throughout the body with the control of breath creating a balanced state of mind and emotion. Meditation…a contemplative practice that develops over time after preparation through asana and pranayama.

Homeostasis is the body’s ability to regulate its inner environment to fluctuations created by external and/or internal forces.  Through ancient teachings, it is possible to withstand the elements and find stability, Allostasis” ~ Terri McDermott

Chloe‘s philosophy is that Yoga keeps her grounded – and yoga keeps her healthy and strong. Chloe has learned through saucha, tapas and svadhyaya that cleanliness throughout everything in her life is huge, not just in what she eats and drinks but also in what she watches, the company she keeps, Chloe does her best at keeping toxins and toxic people out of your life to remain healthy – this can take some serious tapas (self discipline) and a lot of Svadhyaya (self study). Chloe believes that the more disciplined she can be with saucha, The happier and healthier she will be – Chloe believes that you can truly heal your body if you take care of it properly and keep it healthy – mind, body, and spirit.


The workshops presented this week will include three 2.5 hour individual workshops with traditional teaching from the Gitananda & Sivananda Lineage.

We will take you back to the basics.


Back to the Basics Part 1

Join Terri & Chloé for this 2.5 hour long workshop as we answer the question – What exactly is YOGA? We designed this workshop for all levels. We want to strip away all the boundaries that society has placed upon Yoga. Yoga is not about nailing headstands, backbends, moving fast through flows, practicing in the heat, name brand clothing, or having a specific body type. Come find out what it is all about!

They will be keeping it real, teaching traditional teachings that have been passed down from the Gitananda and Sivananda lineages through their wonderful teachers, Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Mugs McConnell. You will leave this workshop with knowledge of Pranayama practices to enhance your current state of being and Kriyas to cleanse the body in preparation for deeper practices.

Back to the Basics Part 2

Join Terri & Chloé for this 2.5 hour long workshop as we take the next step into the practices of Japa, Mantra, Mudra and Meditation. In this workshop you will learn to quiet the mind and respond as opposed to react. You will learn to pause when life’s obstacles come your way and discover what they are there to teach you. You will leave this workshop with a handmade Mala bracelet that you can use in your daily practice.

Back to the Basics Part 3

Bringing it all together – Join Chloé & Terri as we work with you to create an in home practice. This 2.5 hour workshop will teach you methods of self care and how to create your own daily routines. They will teach you how to incorporate these practices into your life. Learn the tools to navigate life and the obstacles along the way.

Workshop pricing is $75 each, 2 for $140 or all 3 for $200.00


Daily Meditations

Daily meditations, to include japa, will be offered, donation based or $5.00 daily, $25.00 for the week.

We’re a smaller sized boutique resort so our retreats book up fast! Save your spot by filling out a reservation request form today. Click the link below. Pura Vida!

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